Concerns remain of new refugee centre at Rooskey

The possible purchasers of the Shannon Key West Hotel at Rooskey remain concerned it is set to become a centre for refugees.

James Kiernan, the current owner, denies he intends turning the vacant property into an emergency reception and orientation centre for refugees, and says he intends completing the sale of the property to Paradub Limited.

But Paradub is still going ahead with its public meeting tonight in Rooskey Community Centre at 8.30 over concerns Mr Kiernan intends using it as a refugee centre.

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Kieran accepts such an application may previously have been lodged with the Department of Justice, but insists that’s no longer on the agenda.

Strokestown’s Phelim O’Neill, a spokesperson for Paradub, has been reacting to Mr Kiernan’s comments.